Campus life

When you arrive at Penn to begin your classes, you’ll also begin your student life on our historic campus. You’ll be welcome to study in one of our many libraries and enjoy lectures, talks, exhibits and performances, as well as join student groups for a wide-ranging array of interests and causes. We offer support for your success and well-being in many forms, from one-on-one study help and tutoring to campus security services.

As rich and varied as Penn’s campus offerings are, the city that surrounds us provides even more opportunities to explore. When you venture off-campus, you’ll find yourself in the heart of Philadelphia, a vibrant urban center that is home to world-recognized museums, historical destinations, professional and collegiate athletic teams, and more.

Life at Penn

Visit Penn’s main hub for campus events and resources.

Student Organizations

Learn about the array of student groups — focused on fun, activism, art and more — at Penn.

Housing and Dining

Navigate where to stay and what to eat while completing your studies.

Campus Safety & Security

Find out how Penn works to keep students safe and what services are available to you.

Student Health

Stay healthy at Penn! Get updates on flu season and learn where to go if you’re not feeling well.

Weingarten Learning Resources Center

Receive academic support services and programs at this center serving undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Penn Portal

Access all the links and data you may need during your time as a student, gathered at the comprehensive and personalized Penn Portal.


The LPS graduate student association (LPSgov) enhances the learning experience and professional development of all LPS graduate students both in and out of the classroom and gives LPS graduate students a voice.

City of Philadelphia

Start your explorations of Philadelphia here.